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Director:
Writers:
Nick George (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)
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Release Date:
3 December 1948 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Mickey Mouse unwittingly brings home a baby seal from the zoo, but Pluto is the only one who knows it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Cast

  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles A. Nichols  (as Charles Nichols)
 
Writing credits
Nick George (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
 
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
 
Animation Department
Phil Duncan .... animator
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Ralph Hulett .... background artist
Karl Karpé .... layout artist
Dan MacManus .... animator
George Nicholas .... animator
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
7 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
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Trivia:
This is one of a handful of cartoons played constantly on a special television channel at Walt Disney World resorts.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Seals:[begging from Mickey Mouse] Fish! Fish, fish, fish!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Living Seas (1986) (TV)See more »

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Mickey's Fine Flippered Friend, 15 April 2003
Author: Ron Oliver (revilorest@juno.com) from Forest Ranch, CA

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

A baby seal creates happy havoc for Mickey & Pluto.

Although a far cry from the great Mouse classics of the 1930's, MICKEY AND THE SEAL was still considered competent enough to earn an Oscar nomination in 1948. The scene in which a frantic Pluto watches Mickey, all unawares, sharing his bathtub with the little creature is very humorous.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.

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